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Keynsham Villa the Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8953 / 51°53'43"N

Longitude: -2.0672 / 2°4'1"W

OS Eastings: 395475

OS Northings: 221865

OS Grid: SO954218

Mapcode National: GBR 2MC.07B

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.4M1D

Plus Code: 9C3VVWWM+44

Entry Name: Keynsham Villa the Priory

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104404

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474892

Location: Charlton Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Charlton Park

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham St Luke and St John

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/19/477 (South West side)
12/03/55 No.37
The Priory
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Keynsham Villa)


Villa, now offices. c1820-30 with later additions and
alterations including range to rear c1980. Stucco over brick
with hipped slate roof and iron window box.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 5 first-floor windows arranged 1:3:1, the
central range projects. Stucco detailing includes Doric
pilasters to ends and breakforward; tooled architraves to
windows, those to ground floor and centre first-floor window,
main range, are eared, otherwise those to first floor have
shoulders and sills on feet; ground-floor central opening has
segmental pediment on corbels, entrance at right has wide
cornice with central pediment; first-floor windows have sills
on feet. Plinth. Mainly 6/6 sashes, taller to ground floor,
the central ground-floor opening is a 6-pane French window
with divided overlight and margin-lights; to far left a 6/6
between 2/2 sash; entrance at far right a 6-fielded-panel door
with side-lights and overlight with glazing bars. Main range
has 2 tall end stacks and 1 rear stack with cornices. Rear has
6/6 sashes.
INTERIOR: open-well staircase with stick balusters and
wreathed handrail; panelled shutters to most windows; central
drawing room has acanthus cornice and vine-leaf ceiling
frieze, ceiling rose, marble fireplace with corbel brackets;
most doors have fluted architraves, some embellished with
anthemion and some with flowers to corners. Room to rear has
similar acanthus cornice and vine ceiling frieze. Dining room
to left has egg-and-dart cornice and floral ceiling frieze,
rear door with margin-lights and coloured glass. Upper hall
has embellished cornice. To first floor one marble
Regency-type fireplace remains.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: to rear a ground-floor window box with
floral motif.
HISTORICAL NOTE: shown on Merrett's Map of 1834.
(Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham: 1834-).

Listing NGR: SO9546621860

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